Dead or alive, the Yutu rover says much about how we relate to robots

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Abstract

This weekend, the moon’s fortnightly rotation cycle turns China’s lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) and its solar panels toward the sun once again … but whether the rover wakes up or not remains to be seen, as Yutu already announced its impending death to Earth-based watchers with a series of first-person messages on January 25.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Moon rover
  • Spacecraft
  • Anthropomorphism

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